If you’ve done everything else, the García Aldave can be crossed from coast to coast along the N354, either by car or on foot (a hiking map from the tourist office will help). The route contains a series of circular neo-medieval watchtowers, closed to visitors. Several of these are visible from the excellent Mirador de Isabel II, which offers great views across the isthmus to Monte Hacho.

On 1 November, the Day of the Dead, there is a mass pilgrimage here to remember the deceased.

The road ends at Benzú, a small town on the northern coast, which faces the grand sight of Jebel Musa rising across the border. The mountain is known here as the Dead or Sleeping Woman, because it resembles a woman, lying on her back. Contemplate mortality here over a cup of mint tea.